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EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: 100 words for 100 years on Earth Day

By Tim Nixon, Head of Sustainability Thought Leadership, Thomson Reuters | 22 April 2017 (Earth Day)

We are at the threshold of deciding whether the inhabitants of our planet will flourish over the next 100 years.  Unfortunately, we are not hard-wired to choose wisely.  Tribal instinct tempts us to plan for “our village” over the others.  Guided by fight or flight responses to threats, we strive for today’s big prize.  What is over the horizon is a problem for another day.

This is the unrivaled test for our current generation.  Is there enough science-based leadership to see over the horizon?  Is there enough leadership for the village called Earth?

The answer is yes, there is!  But today is the day.


Note: Thomson Reuters publishes an ongoing series of reports on global GHG emissions to create transparency around the sources and opportunities for reduction to stay within 2 degrees C of global warming.  Powered by Thomson Reuters ESG data, two of the most recent reports can be found here:

Global 3500 Greenhouse Gas Performance 2010-2015: Key Trends …

sustainability.thomsonreuters.com/…/global-3500-greenhouse-gas-performance-2010…

Nov 27, 2016 – Global 3500 Greenhouse Gas Performance 2010-2015: Key Trends … By Tim Nixon (Thomson Reuters) and John Moorhead (BSD Consulting) | 3 November … who increasingly require transparency and sustainable growth.

Global 500 Greenhouse Gas Report: The Fossil … – Thomson Reuters

https://www.thomsonreuters.com/…/global-500-greenhouse-gas-report-fossil-fuel-ene…

Global 500 fossil fuel energy sector in global greenhouse gas emissions. ….. Tim Nixon. Managing Editor, Sustainability. Thomson Reuters. Tim Nixon is a …

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